Not much to show this month for Gifted Gorgeousness - the blog hop organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, where we show our gift related projects - as Summer is our busiest time of year and so I don't get as much time for stitching and crafting as I would like. There is one thing though.
About a year ago I bought a fat quarter on a whim because I fell in love with the gorgeous magpie print, and in the depths of the stash pile it has languished ever since. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I spotted a tutorial on Flamingo Toes, for an embroidered zip pouch with the legend "need more shiny things".
Could anything be more perfect to showcase my wonderful magpie fabric?
To pick out the colours of the fabric I did the embroidery on black using red Kreinik #4 braid (because - shiny), and I made the print section much deeper to show off more of the magpies.
So there you have it, a little zip pouch for Naomi to keep her jewellery in.